Tests & Diagnosis

I've found a lump (3:42 min)

Here's what to expect if you visit your doctor with an unusual breast change. Most lumps aren't cancerous but get any breast change checked out promptly.

It’s recommended that doctors use an approach known as the Triple Test to find the cause of a breast change. It’s important for women to ask their health professional questions and to understand their recommendations. Waiting for test results can be a worrying time but most women show no signs of cancer on any of the tests. The small number of women who show possible signs of cancer on one or more of the tests may be advised to see a surgeon for further tests or treatment.

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In this section:

 The Triple Test

 About biopsies

 After diagnosis

 Types and stages of breast cancer

 Questions to ask your doctor 

 Useful references